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Where Bama’s Class of 2018 Recruits Come From

Alabama signed a smaller than usual class but picked them from more states.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: FEB 07 American Heritage School National Signing Day Announcement Photo by Douglas Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Another year, another recruiting class, another map to see from where the recruits hail.

Alabama may have only signed 20 players in this year’s class; but they come from 12 different states, four more than last year’s class. Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Alabama all contributed multiple recruits. Speaking of Alabama, Saban and company only signed two Alabama players, Jayln Armour-Davis and Michael Parker, the fewest in his 11 seasons in Tuscaloosa.

The exact state count depends on how you want to treat players who transferred high schools. Josh Jobe, left Miami, Florida for Cheshire Academy in Connecticut for his senior season. Stephon Wynn left Anderson, South Carolina for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Saivion Smith went to high school in Florida before transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

For Jobe and Wynn, I counted the state where they played their senior season; but I’ve noted their original hometown. For Smith, I counted where he played in high school. Feel free to tell me why that’s wrong.

State breakdown

  • Florida - 6
  • Alabama - 2
  • South Carolina - 2
  • Louisiana - 2
  • Texas - 1
  • Connecticut - 1
  • Utah - 1
  • California - 1
  • Pennsylvania - 1
  • Maryland - 1
  • Indiana - 1
  • Tennessee - 1